31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 9
9th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 2

31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 9

We’re up to day 9 in the 31 Day Project and there has been an influx of reader submissions. I’m not sure what brought them all on but I’m happy about it because there are some great posts among them. THIS is why I started the 31 Day Project – ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
T-Shirt Competition Finalists – It’s Time to Vote
9th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 30

T-Shirt Competition Finalists – It’s Time to Vote

I’m pleased to announce the five finalists for the ProBlogger T-Shirt competition. You can see them all close up at the ProBlogger shop. Apologies for the delay but with 60 submissions, a few hiccups with cafepress and with needing to get the entries all up to a printable quality it ...more
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Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Using Keywords
9th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 14

Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Using Keywords

Having looked at Offsite Search Engine Optimization Techniques I’ll now turn my attention to examining some of the factors you might like to keep in mind as you develop your blog – (or Onsite techniques). There are many of these and it might take a few days to get through ...more
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‘Behaviors of the Blogosphere’ Study Results
9th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 8

‘Behaviors of the Blogosphere’ Study Results

Rick E. Bruner has pointed to a fascinating report into Blog Reader Behaviour (pdf) that has some very promising findings for those of us exploring blogging in the commercial sphere. The key findings of this study by ComScore are: 50 million U.S. Internet users visited blog sites in the first ...more
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Redesigning Blog Templates
9th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Redesigning Blog Templates

I just stumbled across a useful page for those wanting to give their blog a bit of a design overhaul – it’s a blog tutorial on Blog Templates using Photoshop. In it they talk about how to design header banners/logos, give photos borders, make button etc. They also give a ...more
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Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Off Site Techniques
9th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Off Site Techniques

This post belongs to the SEO Tips for Blogs Series As I mentioned in the previous post, SEO experts tend to divide search engine optimization techniques into off site and on site techniques. Off site techniques are as the name suggests factors from outside the site itself (and usually on ...more
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Reactions to MSN Filter
8th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Reactions to MSN Filter

There has been a bit of a buzz around the blogging community in the past few days with the release of Microsofts blog publishing network – MSN Filter – a network of blogs looking to give the inside scoop on music, sport, TV, style and technology. MSN describe it as: ...more
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Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs
8th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 22

Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs

Search Engine Optimization is something that makes many blogger’s heads spin – I know this because every time I write an SEO article I get comments from bloggers telling me that its too big a topic and that they’d rather just write ‘quality content’. Whilst I’ll never argue that quality ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 8
8th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 5

31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 8

Today is day 8 of the 31 days to building a better blog project and I’m about to start posting a series of posts on Search Engine Optimization that I’ve been working on – hold on to your blogging instrument of choice – we’re about to go into overdrive! Before ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog